Female High School Students Invited to Explore Career Paths within the Fire Service

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2024 Symposium – Hold the Date

After our very successful Symposiums in London, we did not have a department or chapter volunteer to host the 2024 Symposium. Your executive team has been working hard to ensure the Symposium would go on. We have now secured a venue. The 2024 Symposium will be held in Richmond Hill, at the Sheraton Parkway Toronto

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Holiday Safety with Laura King

Here is the link for the combined OAFE/OMFPOA workshop with NFPA’s Laura King tomorrow: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEkd–grjkpHtTooEpKqni5O6cyuBX8zWPz

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The Canada Fire Engineering Summit

The Canada Fire Engineering Summit is a full day of important information about Li-ion batteries and storage systems, Federal and Provincial code harmonization, new technologies and initiatives in Fire Protection, and Building Life Safety Failures. Four panels of experts providing insight and information, which includes our very own president, Vince Tripp. It happens on Tuesday,

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RICHMOND HILL – Applications are now open for this year’s Project Blaze – a fully involved fire service experience run by Richmond Hill’s Fire and Emergency Services for female-identifying students in Grades 10-12.

The three-day event offers students an opportunity to see how their skills and interests can propel them into an exciting career in firefighting, dispatching, investigations and inspections, public education and more.

In order to participate, applicants must:

  • Identify as female, live in Richmond Hill and be enrolled in Grades 10-12
  • Have a positive attitude
  • Be able to supply your own CSA safety footwear (all other personal protective gear is supplied)
  • Be committed to attend all Project Blaze activities for the full duration of the program

Participants will get to see all areas of fire service, have a chance to interact with staff and try their hand at firefighting duties, including search and rescue, climbing ladders, operating fire hydrants, conducting fire inspections, experiencing emergency dispatch work and public education.

Applications are due June 9 by 5 p.m. Learn more and apply today at RichmondHill.ca/ProjectBlaze.